Showing posts from August, 2015

Davina Dress - Itch to Stitch

This is my second time to test a pattern for Kennis at Itch to Stitch. This is the Davina Dress. It's made for stretch knits and is intended to have a fitted bodice with a half circle skirt. It comes with many options making this a dress you can make for the heat of the summer or cool fall days. It also has the option to add pockets. Buy it Here for $9.60. Kennis is also doing a giveaway with the launch of this pattern - check out her blog post for all the details.

Since we will be entering fall soon, I decided to make my dress with 3/4 length sleeves and have pockets. The fabric I used was purchased from Wherehouse Fabrics in Dallas, Texas. This was a piece I found on the remnant table for $5/yard. For the bodice lining, I used come off white knit I already had.

Here are all my pieces cut out.

The first step was to apply a fusible bias stay tape to several pieces. I did not have fusible bias tape, so I made do with regular. Here are my pieces with the fusible tape applied.

Now I …

A Vision to Remember - Lexi-Lou Rag Bag Pattern Test

Join seven seamstresses as we sew up the New Lexi-Lou bag from A Vision to Remember. There will be one or two bloggers each day, be sure to visit them all as no two bags are the same! *NOTE* The links below won’t show the tour posts until their day of the tour, but you are encouraged to click through and check their blogs out. 8/24- Connected by a Thread 8/25- Back 40 Life 8/26- 8/27- Capture Craft Cook & Adventures with Bubba and Bug 8/28- Create 3 point 5 & Sweet Pea and Pumpkins Be sure to leave a comment each day to be entered to win a free pattern. Each blogger will be choosing one comment from their blog to receive a free pattern from A Vision to remember. Also, the Lexi-Lou Pattern has been discounted 25% this week! Get yours now on Craftsy or Etsy!

I did a pattern test for Bobbie Stucki of A Vision to Remember. You can find her patterns on Etsy. Check out her blog at

Here is a link to the pattern Lexi Lou.

I …

Dallas Fabric District

I went to the Dallas Fabric District last week and only visited a few of the stores. This is by far, the best place to go buy fabric in the area.

First I went to Wherehouse Fabrics. They have a Facebook page, but it's not very active. They are located at 2675 Perth STreet, but have 3 stores on Perth. The main one is at the corner of Perth and Harry Hines. This is the one I will show you first.

Here is a table they have of apparel fabrics - all are $6/yard. Lots of unique stuff in here. SOme of it's knit, there are wovens, and sheers. A huge mix of stuff. You really have to dig and pull them out to really get a good look.

A view into the "main area"

This lady is always here and is very nice and helpful. She's cutting some cotton woven I found in the front area. I didn't get a photo - and should have. All their cotton wovens are $5/yard and voiles are $6/yard. You can find Anna Maria Horner, Amy Butler, many Free Spirit Designers, and occasionally Tula Pink an…